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  • Mercedes-Benz signals start of production for eActros

    Mercedes-Benz signals start of production for eActros

    8th October 2021

    The start of production for the much-anticipated Mercedes-Benz has arrived. The German manufacturer’s battery-powered truck premiered in June. However, the first series-production models now have rolled off the line in Germany. Specifically, the trucks will be produced at the Mercedes-Benz’…

  • Funding secured for Tevva’s long-range electric truck project

    Funding secured for Tevva’s long-range electric truck project

    7th October 2021

    The next stage of Tevva’s truck development has been reached with funding secured for the zero-emission range of vehicles. A total of £4.2 million has been received by the start-up truck manufacturer. Therefore, Tevva is able to finance the range…

  • A ton of trucks for DFDS as it chooses Volvo FM Electric

    A ton of trucks for DFDS as it chooses Volvo FM Electric

    6th October 2021

    An order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks has been placed by shipping and logistics company, DFDS. The deal represents the biggest of its kind for the Volvo. In addition, the order is one of the largest for heavy-duty trucks…

  • More investment needed in transport, says Logistics UK

    More investment needed in transport, says Logistics UK

    5th October 2021

    More investment is required to ensure the UK’s transport operations are fit for purpose. That’s the message from Logistics UK’s policy director, Elizabeth de Jong. The comments come in response to the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review.  “Logistics UK is urging…

  • Here’s to a happy half century for Miniclipper Logistics

    Here’s to a happy half century for Miniclipper Logistics

    4th October 2021

    Celebrating a half century in quite an achievement for a transport operator. Thankfully, Miniclipper Logistics has reached this milestone in style.  Furthermore, it is looking to the future with a new distribution centre and rebranding. For example, the company has…

  • North America: Autonomous truck advances announced

    North America: Autonomous truck advances announced

    1st October 2021

    North America seems to be the place to be if you’re into autonomous trucks. For example, Volvo Autonomous Solutions recently revealed a long-haul self-driving truck there. In addition, PACCAR and FedEx revealed news of field trials between Dallas and Houston.…

  • Freedom of Information request shows scale of test delays

    Freedom of Information request shows scale of test delays

    30th September 2021

    A Freedom of Information request revealed 62% of UK test centres have waiting lists of at least 11 weeks.  Meanwhile, some test centres are facing a delay of 24 weeks. The FOI was requested by HGV training company, Driver Hire…

  • Training announced to tackle truck driver shortage

    Training announced to tackle truck driver shortage

    29th September 2021

    Gist has announced training to tackle the current issue surrounding HGV driver numbers. The company has announced plans to get more people behind the wheel to deal with the ongoing shortages. Specifically, aspiring HGV drivers can now jump the queue…

  • Delivery company hits out at driver shortage solution

    Delivery company hits out at driver shortage solution

    28th September 2021

    Delivery company ParcelHero has criticised the government’s plans to offer visas to EU truck drivers.  For example, the company has called the offer to 5,000 drivers a ‘compromise’. Furthermore, it suggests that the decision has ‘infuriated Brexiteers’ by going against…

  • New electric truck developments announced for the UK

    New electric truck developments announced for the UK

    28th September 2021

    New electric truck developments have given a boost to British business. Firstly, Ricardo has won government funding to investigate future clean vehicles.  In addition, Tevva has unveiled the first British-designed 7.5-truck for mass production in the UK.  The Ricardo new electric…

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